Youth Swim Lessons

Little boy swimming

About the Program:

Ridgefield Parks & Recreation offers American Red Cross Swim Lesson Programs.  Everyone can learn to swim in a safe and comfortable environment. Lessons begin by helping students adjust to the water and as ability increases, students will learn essential skills and stroke development.

  • Parent & Child for Children (PACA) for children ages 6-48 months
  • Preschool Aquatics for children ages 4-5
  • Learn to Swim for children ages 6-12
  • Adult lessons for everyone ages 13+ 

Swim Lesson Registration is Available Online, In Person Or By Calling (203) 431-2755 (press 1).

Are you unsure of your child's swim level? We offer free swim assessments. Please call the Aquatic Department at (203) 431-2755 x 2123 to make an appointment.

Please try to make it to a swim assessment one of these days. No appointment is necessary.

  • Saturday December 2: 9:00-1:30 pm
  • Saturday December 9: 9:00-1:30 pm

Fall Session II Group Swim Lessons: Dec. 4 - Dec. 14 (classes 2 times a week) :

Download a Printable Fall Session II Group Swim Lesson Schedule 

Winter Group Swim Lessons: Jan. 8 - March 16:

Download a Printable Winter Group Swim Lesson Schedule 

  • Member Registration: Tuesday, November 28 at 8:00 am
  • Non-Member Registration: Tuesday, December 5 at 9:00 am

Program Terms:

Please note that make-up classes are only allowed if Ridgefield Parks & Recreation cancels a class. There is a minimum of three students per class.  A class may be canceled if the minimum is not reached.

Parent Observation Week:

During the first week of swim lessons, parents are welcome to stay and observe their child's class. Otherwise, parents are asked to please wait outside the pool area behind the glass in the observation area. You are invited to meet and greet your child’s instructor during the first week of class. If you have another child in recreation swim (not a lesson), we ask that parents stay on the pool deck or in the water for any non-swimmer ages 12 and under.  

Pool Policies:

Three Layers of Protection are required for non-toilet trained children in the pool.